Arizona State University - Tempe
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|Educational Quality||C||Faculty Accessibility||A-|
|Useful Schoolwork||F||Excess Competition||F|
|Academic Success||F||Creativity/ Innovation||B-|
|Individual Value||F||University Resource Use||D|
|Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty||B||Friendliness||D-|
|Campus Maintenance||B-||Social Life||B|
|Surrounding City||A||Extra Curriculars||B|
|Describes the student body as:|
Afraid, Broken Spirit, Snooty, ClosemindedDescribes the faculty as:
Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed
Introduction to Statisticsit is the first real statistics class, and has been used across multiple majors (from Finance, to Economics, to Sustainability, to Social Work as an acceptable class to graduate).Now this may sound like you're actually learning something, but due to ASU's 90% acceptance rate, 300 level courses are actually what real universities call 100 level courses. Anything in the 100 or 200 level is a remedial class that you should be able to ace if you got Bs in a decent High School (this assumes you went to High School outside of Arizona). So yes, your first 2 years at ASU will be an absolute joke.About the 100 and 200 level courses. To
preserve the integrity of the ASU degreeyou cannot test out of CIS 105. What is CIS 105? It is Computer Information Systems 105, and it is a pre-req for basically every W.P. Carey (The Business School) class in existence, and covers how to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. I took this class in grade school, it hasn't changed.You also cannot test out of almost any 200 or 300 level courses at ASU. So instead of taking an aptitude test and being placed into courses where you actually learn something, for about 1/4 to 2/3 of your ASU career you will be spending $10,000 to $20,000 per year to redo high school.
|First, the reviewer is generally correct about changes in degree requirements - a problem that even affects masters' grad students. There are masters' students (two-year programs) that take more than 4 years to graduate because of these requirement changes. Some are left hanging for years without resolution. This does not happen at real accredited colleges and universities.Second, although it is true that ASU has a high acceptance rate, one problem this creates is students NOT in this category are treated (and often written off) as if they were. ASU is one of those places that treats people who test in the top 5% as unworthy - after all, why else would they be here? In some departments, locals are particularly unwelcome, probably because of low general admissions standards.|
|This is why ASU is called "Fork U."|
…300 level courses are actually what real universities call 100 level courses.
I took a 500-level computing class that was a repeat of what I learned in community college. Same textbook, same chapter coverage, less rigor.
|Student apartments aren't the only place where kickbacks happen at ASU.|
|Q: How many Arizona State freshmen does it take to change a light bulb? A: None, it's a sophomore course.|